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    Farewell Shots

    I have decided to try and sell my trusty old 986S privately so got it cleaned up at the weekend and took some photos for the ad.   Thought I would post them here.  Alas, this is not outside my house!

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    Re: Farewell Shots

    Many thanks for posting! Beautiful car and location. Smiley Hope you get the money the car deserves! Any plans for a replacement? Smiley


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    Boxster S 3.4 06 Cobalt / Ocean Blue (Zuffenhausen collection)  BMW 123d M Sport 08 Le Mans Blue / Lemon


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    Not sure I'm going to get that much for it but still should be better than a trade in if I can find a buyer.  Having said that, its going to be a great buy for someone.  Replacement will be a Gen II Cayman S

    I have to confess, when the photos were uploaded I wondered what on earth I was doing selling it! 


    Re: Farewell Shots

    GR:

    Not sure I'm going to get that much for it but still should be better than a trade in if I can find a buyer.  Having said that, its going to be a great buy for someone.  Replacement will be a Gen II Cayman S

    I have to confess, when the photos were uploaded I wondered what on earth I was doing selling it! 


    Congratulations!   Smiley Might be worth talking to your dealer - rumour has it that they are offering well over book on part exchange deals to get business and would save you a load of hassle with tyre - kickers. Smiley

    What spec are you thinking about?


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    Boxster S 3.4 06 Cobalt / Ocean Blue (Zuffenhausen collection)  BMW 123d M Sport 08 Le Mans Blue / Lemon

    Re: Farewell Shots

    Nearly did the deal a few weeks ago but both sides agreed a private sale would realise more funding for the new one.  I don't think they realised just how close they got but I pushed them pretty hard but just not quite far enough. The sales manager was furious when I walked out - quite unprofessional.  Luckily, there are plenty of delaers within 70 miles of me so I can go with the best offer.  Trade in is my fall back if I get no takers for the 986.  Also, I am going to wait for September delivery for a 2010MY.

    Still not fialised my new spec but I my definites are:

    Metallic (now they've dropped Midnight Blue, I need to see what the new dark blue looks like otherwise its Basalt)
    Partial Leather interior in either Black, Stone or Ocean depending on the exterior colour
    Sports Seats
    Sports Steering Wheel
    TPMS
    Climate Control
    Limited Slip Diff
    Sport Chrono
    Short Shift
    Audio Interface

    Suspension will depend on my thoughts after Silverstone but I think its going to be a choice between standard set up and 18" Cayman S or PASM and 19" Carrera Sport

    Stereo I'm really not sure on yet and finally I need to see whether I can afford adaptive headlights and heated seats on top of all the other stuff

     

     

     


    Re: Farewell Shots

    Sensible spec choice, IMO. Smiley TPMS is a really useful gizmo that hardly anybody specifies - so reassuring to have the tyre pressures displayed all the time, and gives an instant warning if you have low pressure or a flat.  The Porsche options for stereo I'd go for the Bose if you can, not because it's brilliant but sound package plus is just awful and a complete waste of money.

    Do get the adaptive headlights, I believe that's the only way to get Bi-Xenon now with Porsche and I wouldn't personally spec any car without them - even got them on my BMW 123d daily drive. Even if it means going for the standard 18" wheels to keep within budget, that new design looks good.


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    Boxster S 3.4 06 Cobalt / Ocean Blue (Zuffenhausen collection)  BMW 123d M Sport 08 Le Mans Blue / Lemon

    Re: Farewell Shots

    GR, your 986S looks new! Smart to hold your ground on your price when it's been that well maintained and is a very desirable color too.  Smiley
     


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     Ya, nice car. How many miles do you have on it? It looks in great shape!


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    2008 Boxster S

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    44000 miles and its a Nov 03 car 


    Re: Farewell Shots

    Quick update - I accepted an offer this morning so assuming everything gets sorted over the coming week I am going to be without a Porsche for the next few months. 


    Re: Farewell Shots

    GR:

    Quick update - I accepted an offer this morning so assuming everything gets sorted over the coming week I am going to be without a Porsche for the next few months. 

    Congratulations - hope the deal goes through OK. Now you can seriously beat up your (un)friendly Porsche dealer. Take a tip, whatever you do don't buy your car from Guildford, no matter what the offer, where my friend kinrara bought his Porsche, unprofessional, uncaring, arrogant, indifferent, incompetent - I think you get the picture! Smiley

    When we did the rounds looking at various colour options "in the metal" , after he'd paid his deposit with Guildford, we met a guy called Mike Shipp at Porsche West London, probably the most knowledgeable guy I've ever met on Porsche.


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    Boxster S 3.4 06 Cobalt / Ocean Blue (Zuffenhausen collection)  BMW 123d M Sport 08 Le Mans Blue / Lemon

    Re: Farewell Shots

    Thanks for the tip


     
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